Written by Dahlia Merlo on 18.12.17

The holidays can be a crazy busy time, filled with last minute shopping and frantic cooking so you can feed and please all your loved ones. But it’s nice to get away from it all and escape the insanity by submerging yourself in a fabulous show. There are shows all year long in Montreal, but around the holidays, there are a plethora of wonderful spectacles for you to enjoy. Grab your favourite people and enjoy one of these awesome shows.

Cirque du Soleil – Crystal

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Cirque du Soleil never disappoints, and they sure won’t with their newest show, Crystal. The entire show will be performed on ice, a first for Cirque du Soleil. Watch never-before-seen acrobatics at the Bell Center with a special someone and enjoy!

When: December 20th to 31st, 2017
Where: Bell Center
How much: Starting at $62.50 [Buy tickets]

The Nutcracker

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As per tradition, Les Grands Ballets de Montreal is performing The Nutcracker this holiday season. The ballet is based on a story by Hoffmann, it’s choreographer by Fernand Nault, and the music is by Tchaikovsky. Visit the Sugar Plum Fairy with Clara and Fritz and be transported in a magical world of fancy.

When: December 14th to 30th, 2017
Where: Salle Wilfred Pelletier, Place des Arts
How much: Starting at $74 [Buy tickets]

Mary Poppins

mary poppins theatre st denis montreal musical show christmas

Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down! Your favourite childhood movie is now on the big stage! The musical is performed in French and is an all Montreal production. Sing along and relive your childhood at this incredible show!

When: December 9th to 30th, 2017
Where: Theatre St Denis
How much: Starting at $39.99 [Buy tickets]

Christmas in Piano

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Listen to a jolly concert with all your favourite Christmas songs! Fun for all ages, so you can bring the whole family. Listen to pianist Marco Piano, singers Naho MJ and Aislinn Perryet, and the charismatic MC Joyce Veeramootoo perform the best Christmas concert of the year!

When: December 22nd, 2017
Where: Sala Rossa
How much: $35, $40 at the door [Buy tickets]

Here Comes Santa Claus!

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This one is less a show, and more an exhibit to go see, but definitely well worth bringing the whole family! Santas are taking over the Stewart Museum! All the Santas are made by American and Quebec artists, showcasing the evolution in the artistic representations of Santa Claus.

When: November 15th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018
Where: Stewart Museum
How much: $5, free for children under 12

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